The red and white bricks of Merrickville-Wolford

by the Merrickville and District Historical SocietyAs you drive towards Easton’s Corners on highway 16, just between Allan’s Tool Shed and Wolford Public School,...

A divided United Province

In 1862, the United Province of Canada was a deeply divided and unstable place. Since it had been put together by British Imperial orders...

Grahame’s Bakery

Grahame’s Bakery was originally the site of a house built by Asa Clothier in the 1820's, and was at the centre of what was...

The Bell Telephone exchange, Kemptville, 1939

This picture of the Bell telephone staff was taken in the summer of 1939. Reading left to right is Mrs. Doug Sommerville (Bowen), Miss...

North Grenville at Confederation

When Kemptville separated from Oxford-on-Rideau Township in 1857, its population was not officially large enough to qualify it as a village. That required a...

Throwback Thursdays: Prescott Street, c. 1912

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Maley Building, which stood on the site of the present Rotary Park in Kemptville. The...

The Story of Confederation 6

By the end of 1863, the prospects for a union of all the British North American colonies were not looking good. The sudden refusal...

Kemptville Royals hockey team 1957

by Sam GawRecently, as I was going through some boxes of memorabilia, I found a mint condition 1957 Season Souvenir Program of the Kemptville...

The last invasion

In the summer of 1866, as British America moved slowly towards Confederation, one threat which had been hanging over the provinces for years seemed...

Celebrating our Heritage

The locks at Burritt’s Rapids in the 1840's. One of the first bridges across the Rideau River can be seen on the right. It...

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